F17 vs. Pentium 4

mwesten mwesten at verizon.net
Tue Apr 10 23:04:01 UTC 2012

On 04/10/2012 01:37 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2012, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Mon, 2012-04-09 at 21:14 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> On Mon, 9 Apr 2012, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> > I'm pretty sure there must be a less strange and rarely-used way of
>>> > doing it that would be usable in your situation...
>>> If you know what it is, I'm all eyes.
>>> I started by burning a minimal F16 install CD.
>>> It didn't work.
>>> So far anything involving F16 or F17 has crashed my system.
>> If it's that bad, then I'm not at all sure F16 or F17 would work if you
>> somehow bypassed the regular installation method...
> I've been told that a kernel bug broke my motherboard for the F16 install.
> An install mechanism that uses a recent kernel should to the trick.
> Preupdate might be one, but I need a disposable place from which to start.

If this is the kernel bug you are referring to, perhaps there is a 
workaround you could use to get your minimal CD running in order to do 
an install.


That issue appears to be related to the following ACPI patch.


The description of that patch suggests that passing any one of these 
kernel parameters will prevent the problem.


If one of those works, you should then be able to install F16, boot it 
the same way, and upgrade the kernel to one which contains the patch.


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